Latest blog entries

Native Tasmanian snail named after Sir David Attenborough

World-renowned naturalist. Living legend. Global treasure. How do you honour a man whose influence is so incomparable? 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2017

AMplify ep 25: Sheldon Teare, Objects Conservator

Executive Director and CEO Kim McKay in conversation with Sheldon Teare, Objects Conservator at the Australian Museum (AM).

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2017

Sir David Attenborough becomes Lifetime Patron

Today world-renowned naturalist and global treasure Sir David Attenborough paid a visit to the Australian Museum.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2017

A Labour of Love — the Scott Family Collection

Sisters Helena and Harriet Scott documented the butterflies and botany of NSW in exquisite detail, but their path was not without struggle. 

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: At The Museum, Date: 06 Feb 2017

DNA Evidence Combats Trafficking

Forensic scientists at the Australian Museum use our DNA library to help authorities’ crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade globally.

By: Melinda Ham, Madelaine Love, Category: explore, Date: 31 Jan 2017

Behind the scenes at the Australian Museum

My week of work experience with the Australian Museum has taught me that there is more to the Museum than meets the eye!

By: Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Jan 2017

A case of mistaken identity

Egyptian artefact or plaster-covered tin can? AM's Materials Conservation team uncovers an elaborate fake. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Jan 2017

The search for the Peppered Tree Frog has begun

My search for a tiny frog that hasn’t been seen for more than 40 years has commenced

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Dec 2016

How to Move a Whale

Moving a giant whale skeleton is serious business at the AM. AM’s Natural Sciences Conservator Sheldon Teare fills us in on what it takes.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Dec 2016

Former National School Building

 Discovering the little known story of the historic gem, the Former National School Building.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Dec 2016